fans of Star Trek, Kirk, and William Shatner have
to say about Kirk's demise in Star Trek Generations?
Read just a morsel of what we've gotten from fans, and
come back to see more interesting, eyebrow-raising, and
quite logical "Facts of Life" from fans as we
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"When Spock died, he was given a beautiful eulogy which appeared in two films! Even "The Boy" Wesley Crusher was given an honorable and exciting exit from the TNG series. But Captain James T. Kirk, the biggest hero of all time and space, got buried under a pile of rocks on an unknown planet by someone he just met and barely knew."
"Captain Kirk is an American fictional icon. His character was smart, and extremely heroic. But his death was a disgrace."
"Captain Kirk is well known for creatively cheating death so many, many times in his career. Has he really finally died by falling off of a bridge??"
"A character like Kirk deserves better, and William Shatner, who is one of the biggest reasons Trek is so successful, deserves a better sendoff as well."
"Star Trek VI: 'The Undiscovered Country' was a perfect finale because we knew that the crew was retiring. But Star Trek VII: 'Generations' ruined that image when Captain Kirk was brought back only to be killed off."
"The death of Kirk was not only a mistake it was an insult to the fans. Paramount assumed we would accept anything under the title of Star Trek. And, generally speaking, we might. But not this."
"Captain Kirk is the immortal, legendary space hero par excellence against which all others of the genre must be measured and inevitably found wanting."
"James T. Kirk deserves a happy ending, riding off into the sunset, doing something important. The last image of Kirk should not be a bloody pulp splatted against a mountain."
"Paramount should consider bringing Kirk back. The way the legend ended left fans unsatisfied...and as Kirk was fond of paraphrasing Spock...'there are always possibilities'."
"Many people have the highest regard for Rick Berman, the writers, actors, and everyone else involved with the creation of Star Trek. Each and every one of the Star Trek series reflects the absolute genius of these people. But even geniuses can make mistakes. Captain Kirk should be brought back!"
"Bring Kirk back to life and Paramount will have a Star Trek hit of universal proportions!"
"When one considers the glowing reviews of William Shatner's New York Times best selling novels, it makes sense to look into bringing back the character of Captain Kirk."
"Kirk is the best, most popular character ever to come out of Star Trek. What is the first thing to come to even a non-trekkie mind when someone mentions Star Trek?...Captain Kirk!"
"Kirk is the most popular and beloved Star Trek character worldwide. The TNG movies, good as they were, didn't have the box-office impact of the Original Series movies. It is time to bring Kirk back to life... not just for the fans, but for Paramount as well."
"The one big disappointment that ever befell Star Trek, was the way that the Captain died. Even though his presumed death was an honorable one (giving his life for the good of the many), how can the writers sleep at night knowing that they killed him at all and especially in this way?"
"To kill off the greatest captain and hero in the Star Trek universe in this manner is shameful to say the least."
"Many of us grew up watching Captain Kirk. He and the original crew have been a fun part of our lives. And it doesn't end with our generation. More and more young people are now enjoying Captain Kirk in reruns which still air on many stations, and they don't appreciate his death either."
"Please bring Kirk back! Anything is possible in the Star Trek Universe!"
"Why didn't Paramount murder any of the other original crew members? Why did they only choose Captain Kirk? Granted, Spock was killed (and brought back to life)... but the story of his death and resurrection took two movies. Captain Kirk was blatantly murdered in practically a footnote."
"Many of us feel that the movies with the Next Generation cast have been disappointing compared to the Original Series movies, especially the last one, Insurrection, which felt very pedestrian and bland. Please inject some excitement back in Trek with the return of Captain James T. Kirk."
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